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A Conversation on Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

The Getty’s first Pacific Standard Time initiative (2011 2012), was an unprecedented program of 68 coordinated exhibitions about Art in L.A., from 1945 to 1980, that unfolded across Southern California, from San Diego to Santa Barbara and from Santa Monica to Palm Springs. For the past several years, the Getty has been planning its newest Pacific Standard Time initiative, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, which will be focused on Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Supported by grants from the Getty Foundation, PST: LA/LA will open publicly in September 2017, with more than 70 exhibitions organized by museums, university galleries, and non profit cultural spaces across the region, as well as film series, performing arts programs, and a performance art festival. This panel discussion will bring together curators and artists to preview several of these upcoming exhibitions. Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

Carlos Martiel | Cauce/Riverbed | Curated By Marisa Caichiolo

In his work “Cauce/Riverbed,” the artist exposes the significant challenges faced by immigrants in California and the larger United States. Martiel digs deep into the nature of undocumented immigration and shows how it impacts the lives of some eleven million individuals and their families in the world’s most powerful nation.

His performance is a window to the human tragedy that grossly affects immigrants with low education levels and limited English language skills, who come to the United States risking their lives as they venture into the dangerous desert in an attempt to cross the Mexico US border. As Martiel shows, despite the highly publicized “American Dream,” for these poor and uneducated immigrants, making it alive into US territory does not necessarily guarantee access to better opportunities or to a higher quality of life.

The artist’s performance also establishes parallelisms between the immigration struggle faced by millions of undocumented individuals and the continued drought that has triggered severe economic and environmental damage in California. Drought may be due solely to weather conditions or due to a combination of political and economic factors as well as population size and farming.

Selling Out or Selling Up

A discussion of the dynamics between the public art scene in Los Angeles, social media, and the commercialization of organic art.

At The Edge of a New Era in Art Curation

Curating the Private Home: Digital Curation, Bespoke Architectural Construction, and the Mixture of Mediums.

Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago

Leading art collector Chara Schreyer’s forty year collaboration with interior designer Gary Hutton has produced five residences designed to house six hundred works of art, including masterpieces by Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, Donald Judd, Louise Nevelson, Diane Arbus, and Frank Stella. Art House takes readers on a breathtaking visual tour of these stunning spaces, which range from an architectural tour de force to a high rise “gallery as home.” Art House is an exploration of a life devoted to living with art and a friendship dedicated to designing homes that honor it. Featuring works by iconic artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse, Marcel Broodthaers, and Joseph Beuys, as well as by contemporary artists like Gedi Sibony, Rachel Harrison and Christian Marclay, Schreyer’s collection and the residences that house it are informed by her scholarship and her passion for the conceptual. With original photography by nationally renowned photographer Matthew Millman, written by Alisa Carroll, editor in chief of San Francisco’s leading design magazine SFC G, and foreword by Neal Benezra, Director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Art House is an inspiration for art and design lovers alike.

The Modern Eye Cultivating a 21st Century Private Collection

In Conversation With Michael Netter

CUBA: “Behind The Wall Detrás del Muro”

Behind The Wall is a sociocultural and democratic project that explores a wide range of ideas and freedom. Part of the 2015 Cuban Biennial, the project brought together the artwork by international and national artists. The panel will introduce last year’s selection of artists, artworks and spaces and will also reveal details about the upcoming edition of the project, which will take place in Havana in 2018.

Mel Ramos: His Life’s Works

Mel Ramos is an American Pop artist best known for his female nudes painted alongside brand logos. In the early 1960s, Mel Ramos (born 1935), he abandoned Abstract Expressionism and began to produce the work of glossy, flat paintings of idealised, voluptuous female nudes emerging from banana peels, lounging on top of cigars or caressing bottles of ketchup. Ramos’ pointed coupling of women with familiar products serves as a commentary on the ways in which modern culture has cast the female body as interchangeable with beauty and consumerism. Like Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, Ramos found imagery from comic books inspirational for his highly graphic style and grew up drawing the cartoons and characters from their pages. Born on July 24, 1935 in Sacramento, CA, Ramos studied art at Sacramento State College under the tutelage of his mentor and friend, Wayne Thiebaud, and where he earned both his BA and MA degrees. The painter and printmaker’s work is part of the collections at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, among others. Just released Mel Ramos: Superman at the Supermarket is a homage to Ramos, published in celebration of his 80th birthday. He currently lives and works in Oakland, CA and Spain.

Philippe Vergne with Kim Martindale

MOCA Director Philippe Vergne joins LA Art Show Producer Kim Martindale in discussion about the making of the coveted Jeff Koons’ limited edition Balloon Dog by famed French porcelain company Bernardaud.

Conflictive, Unbalanced and Absurd: A Conversation with DOMA

DOMA is a group of Argentine artists that got their start in the Buenos Aires Urban Art scene back in 1998 through art installations, stencils, street projections and absurd ad campaigns. They studied Illustration, Film and Graphic Design at the University of Buenos Aires, where some of the members later developed as professors. DOMA today works solely on art projects, in an ever growing array of mediums and formats. Since the beginning, they started creating conceptual universes, different worlds and characters that have been evolving to today’s work, with the group’s specializing in art installation, animation and dioramas in contemporary art platforms. In almost two decades they have developed a distinguishable style, characterized by a sharp and absurd vision of reality.

What Your Art Dealer Never Taught You About Due Diligence and Preserving Your Investment in Art

Travellers in Time The Fragility of the Historical Memory and Political Powers

The Life and Work of Ricardo Manelli, one of Europe’s Top Artists and Illustrators

The History of Dansaekhawa with Yoon Jin Sup presented by Baik Art

The Commercialization of Street Art

Mural Renaissance in DTLA Challenges of Expression and Legacy presented by The Mural Conservancy

The Agency and Art

Japanese Pop Art Now

Investing In Art For Beginners A Discussion with Bouin